Marla Ratliff loves music. And music has become her way of life…her spiritual sojourn on earth…as she entertains audiences everywhere with her award-winning “countryfied gospel” music. Combining her purebred country voice with the message of gospel music has become Marla’s trademark style — a style that seems to flow like a river from her soul — while it also allows her to pay homage to her unique ancestry as far back as the 1800's when her great, great, great grandfather served as a missionary to the Cherokee Indians. He was the acclaimed Rev. Amory Nelson Chamberlain with headquarters in Brainard Mission, TN (now Chattanooga) where he translated the first Bible and hymns into Cherokee, while leading their tribes through dangerous and difficult times-- even interpreting in government affairs. A man of great faith, he truly believed his work was his calling in life. Likewise, Marla has always felt she was also “called” to serve the Lord — called in her own capacity — to spread His message through her music. In 2006 Marla made her debut as a recording artist with the album release of “Heaven’s Got A Well” and the title song from that CD won her an award from gospel station ONE ON ONE for being the most played Top Five Gospel Song of the Year. Marla as had the honor of singing on the Ryman stage during CMA’s Music Festival at Sunday Morning Country. She has performed at Cowboy Churches all across the country, participated in IFCO fan club events, and appeared at numerous benefits. Her music has been recognized by various press outlets including the New York Music Review, Power Source Magazine, and Christian Voice Magazine. In addition, she is fast becoming a favorite of DJ’s and PD’s, as well as LISTENERS, at radio stations everywhere.